Wednesday, March 20, 2019


Diageo, has announced the release of the oldest expression in its Mortlach single malt Scotch whisky range, as part of the launch of its new Singing Stills series.

Mortlach 47 Year Old (46.8% ABV) limited to just 94 bottles, was drawn from the three refill American Oak hogsheads, which were filled on April 1971.

Mortlach 47 Year Old

Launching on April 9th, the first bottle of Mortlach 47 Year-Old (RRP £10,000) will be released through a global online registration hosted by Justerini & Brooks.

On the eve of the opening of the global registration, 47 whisky enthusiasts in London and Singapore will join an exclusive tasting experience to become some of the first people in the world to taste the oldest expression from the Mortlach Distillery.

Commenting on the news, Ewan Gunn, Diageo Global Scotch Ambassador, said: “The sound of the stills is as distinctive to the distillery as the taste of the whisky. Mortlach’s exceptionally bold and complex flavours, effortlessly bridge the gap between mellow and smoky. Authentic in character, Mortlach 47-Year-Old delivers a velvety body with notes of honey, hot toasted wood and dark chocolate leaving a buttery smoothness, with a touch of smoke to finish.”

A further bottle of Mortlach 47 Year-Old, will be available ahead of the global registration via auction for charity by Bonhams, on March 25th in Singapore. All the money raised from the private event will go to the chosen charity partner; Daughters of Tomorrow, a charity dedicated to supporting underprivileged women with the skills and confidence to make a living for themselves and their families.

Posted by Steve Rush